by Randy Chambers, 2015-07-31
Matthew 14:28-29, NKJV: And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
When my children were small, they would sometimes run up to me and leap toward me with doubtless expectation that my arms would raise and my hands would catch them mid-flight. In their minds, it was great fun. To me, it was something wonderful to see the excited expression in their little faces, and the ear-to-ear smile that accompanied. And I thank God for those days of their innocence and trust, and for my God who often alerted me to what was going on in time for me not to miss when they were counting on me to be there. As I consider the faith of a child, I wonder what it would be like if we were to throw off all inhibitions and to leap toward God without reservation. Imagine responding to life’s circumstances by letting go of our reasoning and experience long enough to take a true and genuine leap with the faith of a child. All of life’s circumstances are no less controllable to Christ than the waves He walked on. And we can come to Him on top of the waves of life. But we will have to step out of the boat if we are ever going to get our feet wet.